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Max Schalz

M. Sc.
Fuel Cycle Simulations for Nuclear Archaeology

Doctoral Student


Rogowski building (1090)
Room 421b
Schinkelstr. 2
52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 98448


  • Doctoral student in physics at the research group ‘Nuclear Verification and Disarmament', RWTH Aachen, 03/2021 - today

  • M.Sc. in physics, RWTH Aachen, 04/2018 – 12/2020

  • Exchange (ERASMUS+), Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, 09/2018 – 02/2019

  • B.Sc. in physics, RWTH Aachen, 10/2014 – 01/2018

Research Interests

  • Nuclear archaeology, the nuclear fuel cycle and the physics of isotope separation

  • Numerical methods to solve inverse problems, such as Bayesian inference

  • Political aspects of verification of nuclear treaties


  • Advisor of a Bachelor's thesis (Lewin Bormann: Reconstructing Nuclear Fuel Cycles Using Bayesian Inference)
  • Co-organised the seminar Approaches to Current Arms Control Challenges for Master's students in physics and political sciences (summer semester 2021 and 2022)